Metal fixed braces or ‘train tracks’ are the most well-known orthodontic appliance.
This brace consists of metal brackets that are glued to the teeth. A wire is then slotted through the brackets and secured with small elastic bands. These elastic bands can be a variety of colours and are what some people term ‘coloured braces.’
Lots of patients enjoy choosing their preferred colour and these can be changed at each adjust appointment. Depending on your treatment you will need to see the orthodontist every 6-8 weeks to have your braces adjusted. At these appointments your wires and elastic bands will be changed and the brace modified as required.